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Terry Sawchuk

Terry, aka P5E, is an artist, producer, songwriter and mixer for 29 years. He is best known for co-writing the 2012 ASCAP song of the year Barefoot Blue Jean Night, recorded by Jake Owen/RCA Nashville.  The song went to #1 for two weeks on Billboards country chart and has sold over 2 million singles. The album of the same title went gold. The single also won Sawchuk a SOCAN award, NSAI #1 award, CMA #1 award and a nomination as Music Row's Breakout Songwriter of The Year. Sawchuk's own publishing company Papertown Songs also made Billboards top 100 publishers in 2011. In Dec 2019, Country Air Check announced Barefoot Blue Jean Night as the most performed song at radio of the decade.


In 2017, the 20th Anniversary release of Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill album features two songs co-written by Alanis Morissette & Sawchuk. Terry also co-wrote "This One's On Me" with Mutt Lange, artist Ashley Clark and Mike Krompass. The album was produced and co-written by Mutt Lange. Ashley Clark,(IRS/Capitol/Universal) is managed by Simon Fuller.

2013, Sawchuk mixed various songs for Straight No Chaser's Duets album, Under The Influences. Including I Want You Back (feat. Sara Bareilles and Against All Odd's (feat. Phil Collins).


Terry received his first Juno nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Matt Dusk's, My Funny Valentine. The Songs of Chet Baker. Also, a double platinum award in Poland for the same album. Canadian country music chart topper, Chad Brownlee, released Sawchuk's song "Falling Over You" as a single in 2014. It reached #10 on Canada's Country Chart. Kobalt Music signed Sawchuk to a world-wide deal in May, 2013.

Other credits include: Smash Mouth, Morgan Evans, Chris Mann.


Terry's TV & Film placements include the new Mad Max movie trailer, Applebees commercial, Chicago Fire, Reign, Pretty Little Liars, NASCAR, Big Ten Football, Being Mary Jane, CMT, Battle Creek, FOX Sports Live among many others.


Sawchuk's 25 years of experience as an engineer & mixer play a huge roll in his writing and production abilities. He credits his years in Toronto's melting pot of cultural music as his biggest influence. Terry has worked with countles genres of music from Central African, Reggae, South Asian to Arabic just to mention a few.


At age 27, his band The Miller Stain Limit signed a record deal with A&M/Universal Canada.  Sawchuk produced, engineered, mixed & co-wrote the album "Radiate," which featured the top 20 rock single "Cellophane".


In 2005, Sawchuk produced & co-wrote his first #1 for Universal Music artist Matt Dusk. This song "Back in Town", was the first jazz song in history to hit number one on the Japanese pop chart and remained there for four weeks. Dusk's Canadian single "All About Me", which Terry produced also reached #1 on AC radio in Canada.


American Songwriter named Sawchuk "lyricist of the week" for his song "Happy", which he co-wrote with Songwriter Hall of Famer, Tom Douglas.

Sawchuk has received many multi-gold and platinum awards for his work as a producer, songwriter & engineer. He has signed publishing deals with Universal Publishing in London England, Sony ATV Canada & most recently Kobalt Music. He has appeared on industry panels for NXNE Toronto, NEMO Boston Music Conference & Music Business Adelaide (Adelaide, Australia) Durango Songwriter Conference (Santa Ynez, CA).


Terry resides in Nashville Tennessee.